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Draft Regional Water Supply Plan available for public review

Public Workshop Dec. 12

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 26, 2013 — The draft Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Regional Water Supply Plan is available for public review and comment at CFWIwater.com. Comments can be provided online or by mail and email. Details are available on the web page. The comment period will close on Jan. 10, 2014.

A public workshop will be held to discuss the draft plan. The workshop will include a presentation and an informal, open-house format. CFWI experts will be available to answer questions and receive input.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013
Time: 4–7 p.m., with presentation beginning at 5 p.m.
Location: Clermont Community Center, 620 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711

The St. Johns River, South Florida and Southwest Florida water management districts are working with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and regional utilities to address near- and long-term water supply needs in the central Florida region.

Through the CFWI, the agencies are engaging stakeholders in the development of a Regional Water Supply Plan for the area, which includes Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and southern Lake counties.

The Regional Water Supply Plan will:
• Quantify existing and future water needs
• Ensure protection of water resources and related natural systems
• Identify sustainable water supply options

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